James Langabeer
James Langabeer, PhD
Yellowstone Advisors

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2503 Robinhood Street, Ste 160, Houston Texas 77005

Issues and needs

Relationships/Family, Financial secrets

Occupational specialties

Business Owners, Doctors/Dentists, Academics, Attorneys


James Langabeer is an experienced executive and consultant, passionate about helping leaders make more informed strategic decisions. Trained as a financial decision scientist and behavioral economist, he is a prominent researcher in consumer psychology and decision-making. He is the Founder and Managing Director of Yellowstone Research, an independent business and financial advisory, and a tenured Professor at UT Houston.

His strategic and financial insights have been featured in Oprah, Forbes, MoneyGeek, NerdWallet, Success, Texas Monthly, NBC, Fox, CBS News, and NPR among others, and he has published well over 125 peer-reviewed journal articles and 7 books. As CEO or COO, he has taken two startups from concept to successful companies, and has launched multiple healthcare programs which have garnered national acclaim. He has advised top firms such as Wendy's, Dunkin' Donuts, Digi, and MD Anderson Cancer Center, and partners with leaders to enhance capabilities in market research, performance improvement, and strategic planning, sparking innovation and accelerating growth. He is a former national chair of American Heart Association Quality Committee, and sits on multiple advisory boards. He holds a PhD in Management/Decision Science from the University of Lancaster in England, an MBA from Baylor University, and an undergraduate in Business and Marketing with minors in Economics and Sociology. He also holds the ChFC® and CMA certifications, Lean Six Sigma Black Belt (LSSBB), and is a SEC/FINRA Registered Investment Advisor.

Professional Specialty Areas

Issues and needs

Relationships/Family, Financial secrets

Occupational specialties

Business Owners, Doctors/Dentists, Academics, Attorneys







Heterosexual/Straight, LGBTQ+, Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Asexual

Racial Identities

First Nations/Indigenous, Hispanic, Latinx, Caucasian, East Asian, South Asian, Middle Eastern and North African, Black, or African American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander

About the Practitioner

Primary Professional Orientation


Delivery Method

Virtual, In person



Service Area


Type of Service

Practitioner Gender


Fee Structure

Flat fee, Assets under management, Hourly

Practitioner Designations and Qualifications

Financial Therapy Designations

Mental Health Designations

Financial Designations

Chartered Financial Consultant


PhD in Financial Planning

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